and I live just outside of Baltimore, Maryland with my daughter and husband! I’m an educator, mommy, blogger, and wife! Here on this blog I’m passionate about giving you resources to help you home educate your youngest learners…stress-free. I’m here to inspire you to learn from mistakes, chase those dreams, and educate your children the way YOU want.

Take a minute to picture your ideal life!

Okay! Minute is up! What did you picture?

For me, I see a fit, healthy mama who combines her passions of being a mommy and educating into a homeschool lifestyle. I’m far from this being a reality, but I believe that every dream can become a reality if we are determined to make it happen. Growing is an essential part of life that many of us struggle with. I’m here to help YOU as we venture through our journeys together.

I’m here to walk down the beaten path with you. Join Sicily and I as we grow into the individuals we set out to be.

Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to work with children. I was the annoying sister that made her brother sit at a desk while I taught him “algebra” with my cute little chalkboard.

FYI- At that time, algebra to me was to add the corresponding number to each letter together! A+B=? meant 1+2=?

My brother was only a baby, so he made the perfect student! Fast forward a few years and I graduated from college with an AA in Early Childhood Education and BS in Elementary Education. I was SUPER excited to step my foot into my own classroom that first year.

When year 3 started, everything took a turn. I was now viewing our public education system as the new mommy I was. You can read about my struggles in How Your Dreams Can Become Reality and How to Turn Failure Into a Learning Opportunity. Not even half way through my third year of teaching I quit my “dream job” to follow my true passions. Today, I’m working towards a child-led, inquiry based homeschool lifestyle for my family. Click here to read about my reasons for homeschooling.

With my background in education, I am here to provide you with resources for your homeschool from the very beginning. Sicily and I are starting with Tot School and working our way towards graduation with you. Sicily’s Heart & Home was designed to walk with you through toddler-hood to graduation day. 

Education is a huge deal to me and I want every child to get the best education possible. I want every child to grow into an independent individual who follows their dreams. Not sure where to start with Tot School? Want to join a community of beautiful mama’s just like you who share your struggles and celebrate your success?